Coimbra Group Universities Scholarship 2021 for young Africans researchers


Since 2008, Coimbra Group universities offer young researchers from universities in sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to spend a short period (usually 1 to 3 months) at a Coimbra Group university to do some of their research there. to perform.

The main purpose of this scholarship program is to enable scholars to conduct research in which they are involved in their home institution and to assist them in establishing academic and research contacts. The scholarships are financially supported by the universities of the Coimbra group members participating in this program, while the Coimbra group office is responsible for the administrative management of the applications.

Coimbra Group Short Term Scholarship Program

Applicants must:

Born on or after January 1, 1976;
Nationals of and current residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa;
Current staff members of a university or equivalent higher education institution in sub-Saharan Africa;
Preferably of doctoral / postdoctoral or equivalent status.
Suitable countries

Open to all African countries except Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia (applicants from these countries are eligible for the European Research Scholarship Program for young researchers).

Coimbra Group Universities Participating in Short-Term Scholarships

The following universities of the Coimbra group are participating in the 2021 edition of the scheme:

University of Barcelona (Spain)
University of Coimbra (Portugal)
University of Cologne (Germany)
Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary)
University of Granada (Spain)
University of Graz (Austria)
University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Poland)
KU Leuven (België)
University of Montpellier 3 Paul-Valéry (France)
University of Padova (Italy)
University of Pavia (Italy)
University of Poitiers (France)
University of Salamanca (Spain)
University of Siena (Italy)

How to apply for the Coimbra group short stay study program

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria must apply by clicking on the “Apply” button:


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